The final goodbye
At the end of his 24-year old romance with international cricket, the humble Sachin Tendulkar went back to the very 22-yard strip that made him, kissed it, wiped off some more tears, and walked into the sunset.
The love affair has ended. Tendulkar left Wankhede in tears and with hundreds of memories from his glittering career. With the Mumbai Maestro hanging up his boots we take a look at 24 iconic images from his career. From a young Tendulkar in his debut series against Pakistan in 1989 to the legendary cricketer who lifted the 2011 Cricket World Cup - we've handpicked the best images of Sachin in this special gallery.